If there's a lot of sauteing, frying and cooking going on in your kitchen, do just one thing: Make sure your stove is working and venting properly. A gas range gives off a small amount of carbon monoxide (CO), which is perfectly normal and won't get you sick. But too much CO, and you could be in for trouble. Take a look at the flames on your cooktop: Are they yellow-tipped flames? That means the CO levels are too high and the burners need to be fixed. And if you have an exhaust fan, use it: It removes excess CO, particulates and smoke. Be sure the exhaust fan filters are clean and also properly installed.
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